Missouri Anticipates Starting Quarterback to Return vs. Florida

Zach Goodall

After missing last week's contest against the Georgia Bulldogs, Missouri Tigers starting quarterback Kelly Bryant is expected to return from a hamstring injury to face the visiting Florida Gators this upcoming Saturday.

Bryant, a graduate transfer from Clemson, has been dealing with injuries over the past couple of weeks, and was kept out of the Georgia game as his hamstring strain had not recovered enough.

When Bryant has been on the field and healthy for Missouri, he's been productive. The senior signal-caller has completed 62.2% of his 225 passes this season, accumulating 1845 yards, 14 touchdowns, and only five interceptions in eight games. A known dual-threat, Bryant has also modestly rushed for 205 yards and a score.

The Tigers have been dominant on offense at home, averaging nearly 462 yards and over 40 points per game. With the return of Bryant, Florida's defense faces a solid test on the road. The Gators, however, lead the SEC in sacks with 35, are tied for first in interceptions with 14, and average a quarterback pressure once every 3.86 snaps (per Pro Football Focus).

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